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Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft over the Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2012, as it departs for California. NASA pilots Jeff Moultrie and Bill Rieke are at the controls of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Photo taken by  NASA photographer Robert Markowitz in the backseat of a NASA T-38 chase plane with NASA pilot Greg C. Johnson at the controls. (Photo credit: NASA, Robert Markowitz)
Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft over the Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2012, as it departs for California. NASA pilots Jeff Moultrie and Bill Rieke are at the controls of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Photo taken by NASA photographer Robert Markowitz in the backseat of a NASA T-38 chase plane with NASA pilot Greg C. Johnson at the controls. (Photo credit: NASA, Robert Markowitz)

Could airlines save a quarter of a trillion dollars thanks to NASA’s work?

In case you didn’t know, NASA is serious about saving the Earth and has shown as much with their initiatives in green aviation. And all that hard work could save national airlines billions. NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, beginning in 2009 and finishing up last year, could see a quarter of a trillion dollars in savings over a 25 year period for popular air carriers.

 

“If these technologies start finding their way into the airline fleet, our computer models show the economic impact could amount to $255 billion in operational savings between 2025 and 2050,” said Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate administrator for aeronautics research. Read the rest of NASA’s accomplishments with the program here.

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